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English noun: milk

1. milk (food) a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings


Broader (hypernym)beverage, dairy product, drink, drinkable, potable


Narrower (hyponym)acidophilus milk, buttermilk, certified milk, chocolate milk, condensed milk, cows' milk, dried milk, dry milk, evaporated milk, goats' milk, homogenized milk, low-fat milk, milk powder, pasteurized milk, powdered milk, raw milk, scalded milk, semi-skimmed milk, skim milk, skimmed milk, sour milk, whole milk, yak's milk


Substance holonymprotein

2. milk (body) produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young


Broader (hypernym)aliment, alimentation, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals


Narrower (hyponym)colostrum, foremilk, mother's milk

3. Milk (object) a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River


SynonymsMilk River


Instance hypernymriver


Part meronymMontana, MT, Treasure State

4. milk (food) any of several nutritive milklike liquids


Broader (hypernym)food product, foodstuff


Narrower (hyponym)coconut cream, coconut milk, coconut milk, coconut water, formula, soya milk, soybean milk, soymilk


English verb: milk

1. milk (change) take milk from female mammals


SamplesCows need to be milked every morning.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, take out


Narrower (hyponym)strip


Verb groupmilk

2. milk (consumption) exploit as much as possible


SamplesI am milking this for all it's worth.


ExamplesThey milk him of all his money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)exploit, tap

3. milk (change) add milk to


SamplesMilk the tea.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)add


Verb groupmilk









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